The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales

Hamilton, Mary

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Hamilton to George, Prince of Wales, asking him to release her from her promise not to leave the Royal Family.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Hamilton writes that this promise is the reason for her melancholy as 'liberty is absolutely essential to my peace of mind'. She refers to the risk to her reputation, and states that 'particularly two persons would put a cruel construction upon a secret & clandestine correspondence'. Hamilton advises the Prince on his conduct and warns him 'not to adopt the follies of others'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>[Draft, with annotations.]</p>

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